Thursday, May 13, 2010
Reusable Sandwich Bags: Finally DONE!
My dear friend, Carol, asked me to make some reusable sandwich/snack bags for her family fovever ago (I think it was two months) to which I not-so-humbly replied "No problem! That's like a home-ec project! It'll be quick." Ha!
So she determined that she'd like to have 4 for each family member. Two large sandwich size, and two snack size. I used this tutorial from Noodleheads as a guide, only I didn't recycle old pants, but tried to pick material that matched the personality of each person. I also sewed most of the velcro on with a zig-zag stitch-it reminded me of brown lunch sack fringe.
I'm awaiting feedback to see how these work for her. I'm making some for us too. The type I made won't work well for sloppy sandwiches or food that's very moist. They will be great for crackers, tidy sandwiches, and certain veggies and fruit. These will be a money saver in the long run, and will work well if there's a large rotation. It cost me $10 for supplies to make 16 bags and I will be able to make about 8 more. Even better, I plan on using my scraps I already have to try to get a large supply built up. Oh, and I just ♡ the Mom tattoo material! I might just make my toddler a dress out of it for kicks:)